Heartbreak as BSC Glasgow fight back from two goals behind only for Bonnyrigg Rose to take three points in the dying embers of a hugely entertaining fixture.
Similar to previous fixtures, the first half was nothing compared to the second. In the opening ten minutes, however, there was a heart in your mouth moment as Jamie McCormack attempted to throw the ball back to Ryan Marshall but it painfully skewed into the path of an onrushing Keiran McGachie – somehow, the ball went wide.
The game really proved to be a tight affair in the opening half hour with neither side able to grasp onto any meaningful opportunities. A few consecutive Bonnyrigg crosses could come to nothing as Stephen Swift’s men showed their defensive talent.
Just before the break, Thomas Orr made a tremendous run up the right flank beating multiple Rose defenders and taking the ball to the line. His low cross unfortunately couldn’t find a BSC shirt.
HALF TIME | BSC GLASGOW 0 – 0 BONNYRIGG ROSE
As the second half commenced, Thomas Orr remained determined to break the deadlock and made a trademark run up the channel and into the box, unfortunately his low strike was blocked well by Rose keeper Mark Weir.
In the 53rd minute, the big chance came – Ross McMillan clipped the heel of George Hunter in the box and the referee had no choice but to point to the spot. Lee Currie stepped up and smashed the ball into the left corner past Ryan Marshall to put the visitors 1-0 up.
Immediately, there was yet another Bonnyrigg opportunity as McGachie found space in the box and got a strike away – Ryan Marshall did well to put it away for a corner. In an attempt to secure an equaliser, Martin Grehan and Dave McKay replaced Jamie Hamilton and Sam Denham.
There was a huge chance as the game approached the closing twenty minutes – Thomas Orr fired in a great cross to find the head of Martin Grehan but his attempt went just wide of the far post.
In the 75th minute, Bonnyrigg Rose doubled their lead. George Hunter took advantage of a defensive error by BSC and sliced the ball home.
Just when the game seemed dead and buried, things really got interesting. BSC Glasgow were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box with seven minutes remaining – Declan Hughes stepped up and found the back of the net as his strike went through of sea of Bonnyrigg shirts and past Mark Weir.
Only two minutes later and BSC were back on level terms. A corner found Jamie McCormack who thundered in a header and the comeback seemed complete – 2-2 with five minutes remaining and BSC in the ascendency.
However, just as the BSC faithful believed that the win may be possible, Bonnyrigg’s Ewan Moyes emulated Jamie McCormack’s header from minutes earlier and found the back of the net from a corner causing uproar in the multiple Rose sections at the Indodrill.
The three points went to Bonnyrigg Rose as BSC Glasgow suffers only their second defeat of the season despite a battling performance which gives us something to build on in the coming weeks. Sometimes it just isn’t your night.
FULL TIME | BSC GLASGOW 2 – 3 BONNYRIGG ROSE
|3rd January 2020||7:45 pm||Lowland League||2019/20|